200,000 chickens perish in Chiba farm fire
Police said Sunday that 200,000 chickens perished in a fire at a farm in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, the fire broke out at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the chicken farm and egg-packing facility. TV Asahi reported that three buildings were destroyed by the fire that took firefighters about five hours to extinguish.
About 250,000 chickens were kept in the 21,000-square-meter facility.